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Feb 17, 2011 12:00am PST
>> president obama's budget has drawn fire. we will continue the conversation about how the u.s. deals with a mounting budget. ne-yo "battle of los angeles". james, and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference -- >> thank you. >> nationwide insurance supports tavis smiley. with every question and every answer, nationwide insurance is proud to join tavis in working to improve financial literacy and remove obstacles to economic empowerment, one conversation at a time. nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: senator kirsten gillibrand is serving her first term in the u.s. senate from new york. holding the seat held by hillary clinton. she is a member of the senate armed forces committee. an important committee these days. she joins us from washington. an honor to have you on this program. >> it is my privilege. thank you for including me. tavis: i believe budgets are moral documents. jay-z puts it this
Feb 4, 2011 2:00pm PST
living. [applause] tavis: president obama, of course, last week in the state of the union address talking about the need for american innovation. we begin our look at the state of the u.s. technology with gary shapiro president and c.e.o. of the consumer electronic association and the driving force behind the annual consumer technology showcase known as the c.e.s. he's also author of the new text "the comeback. how innovation will restore the american dream." good to have you then the program. >> thank you for having me. tavis: did you and president opaw ma coordinate this, your book about "the comeback" and his speech, did you coordinate this? >> i was overwhelmed with people noting the similarities, i'm fortunate in the timing. but the message is our nation is in trouble and our secret sauce is innovation. tavis: why do we think innovation is the way forward. >> we are in trouble financially, we have three choices, raise taxes, cut spending or grow. i like to focus on growth. there's a lot of talk about the other two. think about who we are as a nation and what we do. most of us are imm
Feb 17, 2011 2:00pm PST
obama's priorities? >> president obama has tried to do the hard work of making tough choices to balance the budget and reduce the deficit. on some of the priorities he has made, i agree with. making sure we do not invest in military programs that are not being used currently. some of the choices i disagree with. i was concerned about the cut to home heating assistance on the east coast. we need that in the cold winter. people get an energy investment subsidy. leaving our seniors where they could be at risk for freezing in the winter in upstate new york is a serious issue. sum priorities i agree with, some i do not. tavis: is military spending being cut? >> the president did talk analysis of programs that the military is not using. different capabilities he is discontinuing will save billions. tavis: how concerned should those persons who are hearing this debate about entitlement programs being under attack in the budget. more broadly, how concerned should everywhere -- everyday people be concerned about cuts that impact their everyday lives? >> the real concern is looking at the republi
Feb 28, 2011 2:00pm PST
the people who helped put us behind. tavis: what is there finally for a president obama or any president coming after him, to learn about not missing your moment historically? >> i think presidents or the sum total of all their experiences. i think that president obama and most presidents dealing in the modern era have the benefit of the civil rights movement, all different types of engagement with the population about rights and what the president needs as a leader in those areas. i think looking to history is imported to sort of not repeat the mistakes that people made in the past, and that is the value of history. i think that obama, from what i know of him, is a very careful student of history and understands the role that he has to play there. the terrible thing about johnson is that it is not that one man controls everything. but the president is a symbol. he exercises real power but also symbolic power. to have this person at the moment when they are trying to transform black lives to get up and say essentially, no, hold the line against that, he played a pivotal role in setting a
Feb 10, 2011 2:00pm PST
, and president obama also said when he went to china, "we do not see the world as a zero-sum game." what they are both saying is that gains in prosperity and power for china in this case need not come at the expense of the united states. i am slightly challenging that. or rather, i am saying in the aftermath of economic crisis, it does look bright on the u.s. and china particularly that a richer and more powerful china does actually challenging united states in both economic and political ways. there are some good developments. creative leadership might be a way to reestablish cooperation. the reason a zero-sum feature it is that i think we are moving to an era of international rivalries, u.s./china at the center of it, but probably also the european union, and the diplomats, the global government, efforts to find solutions to a whole range of issues like nuclear proliferation and food prices and economic development. they are all stuck, and they are all stuck for a reason, because countries cannot find common solutions because their national interests keep batting up against each other.
Feb 23, 2011 2:00pm PST
by certain parts in this country president obama being labeled a socialist. and you suggest that is where we are headed. and your argument is where we're headed. unpack those sentences for me. >> i think, first of all, i'm using the term social lift with a small s. the united states has not embarked on a deliberate policy of designing a socialist state. it's not going to look like what you see in germany where there is a very deliberate society which has been designed to be socialist, in other words where the government takes the primary role as an arbiter of labor and capital and often in terms of creating capital for the economy. what you will see in the united states, the socialists with a small s will emerge by accident and it is much more detrimental and risky. and we are seeing many of those in the united states. for example, if you look at public sector compensation in the united states, for -- since 1980, it has been much higher than the average private sector compensation. this is quite surprising to people like me who looks to the united states as sort of a home to entrepreneurs in
Feb 25, 2011 12:35am EST
>> tom: good evening and thanks for joining us. president obama said today he's confident about u.s. oil supplies, despite the upheavals in libya. susie, some lawmakers called on the president to tap into america's emergency oil supply to offset potential shortages. but president obama said he believes we'll be able "to ride out the situation." >> susie: tom, those comments late this afternoon reassured oil traders and then the price of oil dropped dramatically in the last hour of trading. april crude futures fell $0.82, closing at $97.28. they had been trading as high as $103 earlier in the day. >> tom: but despite that pullback, economists still worry high p
Feb 15, 2011 2:00pm PST
the excess. tavis: president obama wants to find a way to wind it down freddie mac and fannie mae. what do you make of that? >> i have not had a chance to look at his recommendations yet? we found freddie mac and fannie mae --these were publicly traded corporations. they followed wall street into investing in risky subprime mortgages but that was to regain market share and get compensation. i don't think you can go back to a model of having privatized gains and socialized losses. the american taxpayers bashed up the losses. i hope we move to a model where we don't have the up side going into the private sector and downside with the tax payers. tavis: you mentioned the report finds the crisis was avoidable. this report also finds government was ill equipped to deal with them period where this mess unfolded. talk about the fact it was unavoidable. talk about the fact that government was ill-equipped to deal with it. >> there are two phases here. we made a set of decisions to allow a shadow banking system to become even bigger than our regular banking system. the fed sat on its hands while pr
Feb 24, 2011 2:00pm PST
it that the obama administration has rolled out called race to the top. >> i agree with it strongly. never has such a small amount of money. it's big money by our standards. but not by the federal government standards. $4 billion or $5 billion. there are states all over the country that changed a lot of antiquated rules in order to be eligible for that money. colorado is one of them. we were very unjustly denied that money. and i still -- tavis: i knew that was coming. >> but i still support the program. look, it's time for us to admit that we spend a lot of time in the popular press talking about how we're losing the race for mathematicians and losing the rase for engineers. and that's true. but we're also losing the race for people to teach people to be mathematicians and engineers. and the reason for that is that we architected that system, how we pay teachers, how we train teachers and how we educate teachers. in a labor market that discriminated against women and said you got two choices. one is being a teacher and one is being a nurse and how come -- about teaching julius caesar 30 years
Feb 3, 2011 2:00pm PST
of pollutants. i was so happy to hear obama say in his speech last week that they're really going to push back and not allow anything that interferes with the help of our children and grandchildren of anyone in the country. the public just does not know how much pressure is being brought down upon the epa to weaken the laws. the lobbyists are hitting like crazy for mercury and so many pollutants, so, please, everyone should keep on top of this and write their congress people and let them know that the health of our children and all of us is so important. tavis: so the new film, "waiting for forever." there is a new generation but who have come to know you because of ben stiller. >> it is so funny, on the subway in new york, have people who say, are you the mommy up -- yes, i am the mother. it that seems to be my claim to fame. tavis: you are ok with it? >> i am fine with it. tavis: the new film is "waiting for forever." blyther, great to have you on the program. at a tremendous honor for me. tavis: a tremendous honor for me also. that is our show for tonight. thank you for watching, and as alw
Jan 31, 2011 7:00pm EST
, president obama, the state of the union speech, all the hype and expectation, people suggesting he had to kill this if he had any chance of being reelected or getting right on the right path. there are moments in public life where there is a lot riding on a particular speech. tell me how much was riding on the speech the king had to give? >> this film is really about this extraordinary revolution. before this time, a generation before, the king was a visual icon. he looked good on a course, if he looked good in the carriage, he could fulfill the duty. but the coming of radio, suddenly the world changed. it became, can this leader project emotion on the radio? and the eggs idea of whether he could do that, we have inherited that -- the anxiety of whether he could do that, we have inherited that. it the state of the union, is not just content, it is, can we perform it and a way that he feels " we know? there critiquing performance. nobody doubts that he cares. it is about whether he projects the connection, and that isn't acting question, which goes right back to the story. and our story
Feb 8, 2011 2:00pm PST
on the program. >> thank you, tavis. >> president obama said earlier today that obviously egypt has to negotiate a path forward, and i think they are making progress. do you agree with the president? >> well, there certainly has been a beginning. the opening of discussions between the vice president, omar suleiman, and representatives of the demonstrators got off to a start. there is some difference of view as to whether or not progress was made. some newspapers are reporting that in fact there was some movement forward, while others are a little bit less sing win. we are at a very early stage. i would be hesitant at trying to characterize those talks because they have a long way to go not only in trying to reach agreement, but at the beginning of implementation of anything that is agreed. >> obviously there are many issues, but from your perspective, what is most critical in terms of the to do list that needs to be accomplished if the talks are going to go anywhere? >> well, i think there are probably four or five things that really top the list. the first is to find out whether or not what pre
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